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  • Year of the Dragon

    Year of the Dragon

    ★★½

    Mickey Rourke zeroes in on his future antagonist in YEAR OF THE DRAGON & tells the man he's too impressed with himself. That's essentially the main problem with the film, which has delusions of grandeur as a "think-piece," especially with the script co-written by Oliver Stone but is protracted, manipulative, & kind of a mess. There's enough here for it to be watchably average but I can't say I really recommend it.

  • Seven Psychopaths

    Seven Psychopaths

    ★★★½

    A talented roster of A-listers (including scene stealer Sam Rockwell) bring the profane poetry of Martin McDonagh to life in SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, which is a shockingly visceral critique of screenwriting tropes, Hollywood crime movies, & masculine stereotypes.

    Messy & occasionally awkward yet surprisingly moving when you least expect it, this undeniably strange film startles as much as it entertains.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    The polecats sequence is one of the most intricately executed (& most undeniably thrilling!) pieces of action filmmaking I've ever seen.

  • Rumble Fish

    Rumble Fish

    ★★★★

    Coppola at his most personal, expressionistic, & avant-garde (& Mickey Rourke & Matt Dillon at their most beautiful).